North Goa

Journey to hidden gems in Goa’s Northern towns, sunbathe on the beaches, party in a land where the sun never sets.

Which part of Goa is it. Northern part of the tiny state of Goa Where on the map is it. Its geographical position is marked by 15o 48’ 00" N to 14o 53’ 54" N latitudes and 73o E to 75o E longitudes (Wikipedia). Does it have a capital. Yes. Panaji is the administrative headquarters. This is divided into four subdivisions: Panaji, Mapusa, Bicholim and Pernem and five talukas: Tiswadi, Bardez, Pernem, Bicholim and Sattari. A little geography: The district has an area of 1736 sq km, and is bounded by Sindhudurg and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra state to the north and east respectively, by South Goa District to the south, and by the Arabian sea to the west.

History: On 30th May 1987, Goa attained statehood (while Daman and Diu remained a union territory), and Goa was reorganized into two districts, North Goa and South Goa. (http://www.northgoa.gov.in/)

How do you get around? Getting around is easy. If you’re looking to travel locally the state run transport is well-connected to all the major stops from the capital city bus stand, KTC. From there you can take either the state run bus services or book a pre-paid taxi/ Goa Miles taxi or take a motor bike taxi (pilot) from the respective stands at the entrance.

Closest Airport: Dabolim

Currency: Indian Rupee (You may also convert your currency at the various approved forex centres)

Is it safe for women travellers: Yes, it is safe for women. But as with any new destination caution is advised.

Important Numbers:

Police: 100

Ambulance: 108